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Irène

Irène

THE NOVELIST KILLS BY THE BOOK

For Commandant Camille Verhœven life is beautiful. He is happily married and soon to become a father.

HE’S ALWAYS ONE CHAPTER AHEAD


But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. When his team discovers that the killer has form – and each murder is a homage to a classic crime novel – the Parisian press are quick to coin a nickname . . . The Novelist.

HE HATES HAPPY ENDINGS


With the public eye fixed on both hunter and hunted, the case develops into a personal duel, each hell-bent on outsmarting the other. There can only be one winner. The one who has the least to lose.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 6th March 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781782068112

Reviews

'Quirky, brutal and not for the faint-hearted, it is crime fiction of the highest class ... Superbly constructed and executed, it puts Lemaitre very close to Ellroy's class. If you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail.
Daily Mail
'Thrilling ... with a page-turning race to a grand-slam finish' Laura Wilson, Guardian.
Guardian
'Irène builds on the considerable promise of Alex and confirms Camille Verhœven as one of the most intriguing protagonists to emerge in crime fiction in recent years' Declan Burke, Irish Times.
Irish Times
'Irène, Pierre Lemaitre's first novel, will be the book that people will remember in years to come. Intelligent and engrossing, it's a worthwhile read primarily for that sense of amazement that will have you flicking back through pages looking for the mirrors or trapdoors, but also because of the mystery itself. A crime novel for genre fans penned by a man who is obviously a fan himself' Reader Dad.
Reader Dad
'Fans of the legendary Derek Raymond will love this gem' Sunday Sport.
Sunday Sport
'Ingeniously plotted, deftly mixing dark and comic scenes, introducing the detective's team with panache' John Dugdale, Sunday Times.
Sunday Times
'Gripping, frightening, intelligent and brilliant' Marcel Berlins, The Times.
The Times
'A unique and gritty novel firmly placing Lemaitre as one of the most talented authors writing in the genre today' Upcoming4.me.
Upcoming4me

The Paris Crime Files